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The Jacksonville Jaguars may not have the best roster in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re devoid of all talent. They have good players on both sides of the ball and CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco thinks there’s one each on offense and defense who are among the top 100 in the NFL.
88. Josh Allen, DE
This is an emerging player who should be higher on this list next year. As a rookie, he had 10.5 sacks to lead all rookies.
98. D.J. Chark, WR
In his second season, he emerged as a big-play threat outside for the Jaguars. He had 73 catches for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. As the offense improves, his numbers will go up.
JUST MISSED: Yannick Ngakoue, EDGE
Allen finished his rookie season with 10.5 sacks, 44 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 22 quarterback hits, and two forced fumbles. You don’t get selected to the Pro Bowl and make the PFWA All-Rookie team without being above average.
Chark is an easy choice. He earned a Pro Bowl spot last year with 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. He had to transition to a new quarterback in Nick Foles only to then build some chemistry with rookie Gardner Minshew. Then he went back to Foles. Then back to Minshew. Amidst all the changes, he finished in the top-32 for catches, yards, and touchdowns. I think if you’re a clear No. 1 and you have the production to back it up you’re above average.
Ngakoue is very good and anyone who says otherwise is letting his tweets get to them. Since coming into the league he has 122 tackles, 37.5 sacks, and 14 forced fumbles. He’s a good player.
What do you think? Did Prisco miss any players? Let us know in the comments below!